I'm here because I love to spoil my family and friends with good food!
My favorite things to cook
I'm not a very picky cook. I love to bake and saute most, and the foods vary. We especially enjoy cooking English, Scandinavian, and Asian foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
In Berks county, we've grown mostly with PA German food, which is pretty good, but sometimes lacks COLOR and diverse flavor. I also grew up on Mediterranean, typical American fare, and some English foods.
My cooking triumphs
Spiced pumpkin bread, pork and sauerkraut, some desserts, mead (a honey wine), homemade extracts, casseroles, and some traditional English dishes.
My cooking tragedies
Not always the best at making bread yet...often comes out too dense (perhaps letting it rise and rest longer). Also, need more experience with marinading...but mostly bread.